Volare International Music Award for Young Talents
Tîrgu Neamt, Romania, 2015, 6 th edition
The Cultural Association Star is organizing, between 09 – 13.09.2015, the International Music Festival for Young Talents Volare, Targu Neamt, Romania, in partnership with the House of Culture “Ion Creangă” Targu Neamt, Targu Neamt City Hall and Neamt County Council and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Volare Festival is a contest of interpretation and creation. The organizer’s purpose is to encourage the creation of songs for children and contribute to discovering and launching young interpreters Romanian and foreign of pop music. The festival also aims to bring in attention of Romanian and foreign tourists the city of Targu Neamt and Neamt County, Moldova in order that Romania be known and appreciated abroad.
The contest is made of two sections: INTERPRETATION AND CREATION and of four age categories: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, 12-14 years, 15 – 18 years. At the interpretation section, each age category will receive prizes (I, II, III) and mentions. Volare International Trophy will be awarded for interpretation to the competitor regardless of age category, which through his/her evolution has succeeded to make a powerful impression. Special awards may be granted by the the press, radio or television stations, of organizations or supported by sponsors.
The creation section shall be awarded with place I, II, III and honorable mention.
The competitors that will participate to the interpretation section are not allowed to participate to the creation section.
- Songs must match the peculiarities of age and temperament (music and text) to expressing concerns and aspirations of children;
- The performance has to be original, inspired and to delight the audience;
- Intonation, clarity, timbre, voice amplitude, diction and sound emission must be very good;
- The vocal performance of the song have to be in accordance with the age of the child regarding the expressiveness of the song and of the lyrics;
- Interpretive style must be specific of the age, in order to express better the melody and text content.
- Songs of the following genres are not allowed: ethno, jazz, classical, symphony;
- The competitor’s stage costume has to be appropriate to the age and in accordance with the song.
- The song must be on first audition.
- The composer will send a sworn statement to that effect;
- The song and the lyrics must be in accordance with the age of the competitor.
- Up to 2 songs per composer are accepted.
Every participant will send 2 songs recorded in mp3 format, positive version and after the selection, the finalists will send the negatives and the written permission of the composer.
The song selected by the jury shall be the one used in the competition. The song’s text shall be transcribed in Romanian or English (free translation). The number of the participants for each age section will be established by the pre-selecting jury based on vocal qualities of the competitors and the proposed songs.
It will send the following documents: application form and a color photo in the foreground, the jpeg support, no microphone or other accessories.
Songs widely known from the national and international repertoire of adults (cover) are accepted only with the agreement of the copyright holder.
The deadline for receiving the materials necessary for preselecting (song, lyrics, personal data) is 15.06.2015, the postal date.
All competitors must sing the songs sent for the preselecting. We do not allow other songs to be used in the competition.
The negatives can include backing vocalists but different from the melodic line sung by competitor (especially the choruses).
The competitors that don’t have the written agreement of the composer and lyricist regarding the assignment of the copyright for broadcasting, in original, will not allowed participating at the contest. The competitor must have the written agreement of the composer and lyricist regarding the assignment of the copyright for broadcasting during the festival and after the festival, according to the delivered contract. The composer and lyricist will not lose the copyright for the song.
Registration fee is 100 euro and will be sent to the account: Asociatia Culturala Star, RO39BTRLEURCRT00D1302501 Transilvania Bank, Piatra – Neamt or will be paid at arrival, the first day.
Proof of the payment order and other documents will be scanned and sent to e-mail address: email@example.com
The deadline for preselecting materials (song, lyrics and personal data) is on 15.06.2015.
Preselecting results will be displayed on the festival site: www.festivalvolare.ro on 20.07.2015.
The competitors, who will not have a written agreement with the authors of the song, will not be able to participate.
Each contestant is provided with a choreographed group which will need time to properly prepare.
The winners who are not present at the awards ceremony will be disqualified.
Elegant clothing is mandatory for the performance and for the award ceremony.
Each foreign competitor will bring his country flag (standard format for parade).
Ignoring the requirements will lead to the elimination of the competitor from this contest.
The organizers offer free meals and accommodation only for the competitor between 09 – 13.09.2015.
The foreign delegations that will come by plane (on International Airports), will be taken over by the organizers (from their arrival places). (according to the place of arrival free of charge or not) The details will be settled by phone or by e-mail. The accompanying persons of the foreign competitor will announce the precise date and place of arrival in Romania, in order to be taken over by the organizers.
The costs for accommodation and meals for accompaynig person is 50 euro/person/day. The precise number of accompanying persons will be communicated no later than 1st august 2015.
The decisions of the contest Jury and of the preselecting Jury shall be irrevocable and final. No contests/disputes are allowed.
For additional information, please contact internet using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org; WEB: www.festivalvolare.ro
The programs of rehearsals and the entering order in competition will be posted on the festival website.
For any queries contact the organizers.
The festival organizers wish all participants GOOD LUCK!